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Givers Gain with Sylvia Hatchell
Sylvia Hatchell solidified her place among the legends of basketball when she was chosen for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2013. You can reach out to coach at SRHatchell@gmail.com.
Also check out her Blueberry Farm: Former UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell has a very special blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC. On this land, Hatchell keeps a blueberry patch with 250 blueberry bushes and invites visitors to the “pick your own” patch. Pickers are encouraged to make a donation to UNC Lineberger on an honor system based on how much they pick.
All proceeds and collections from the blueberry patch go directly to UNC Lineberger, where Hatchell was treated for leukemia in 2013 and 2014.
Blueberries are full of powerful antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and dietary fiber, making them one of the American Institute for Cancer Research’s top foods that fight cancer.
The blueberries at the patch are generally available from early July through mid-August each summer.
Four years later, Hatchell achieved another monumental milestone when she became only the third women’s basketball coach in history to reach 1,000 career victories, joining former Tennessee legend Pat Summitt and Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is the only men’s coach among Division I basketball coaches to hit the 1,000 mark, and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma got his 1,000th victory on the same day as Hatchell on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.
Hatchell’s career record of 1,023-405 places her third among active women’s coaches by total victories, trailing only Vanderveer and Auremma, and stands fourth in the history of the sport when you include Summitt, the all-time victories leader and long-time friend of Hatchell.
Hatchell became the ACC’s all-time wins leader in women’s basketball, passing former Virginia coach Debbie Ryan, with an 83-62 victory over UNCG on Dec. 14, 2018. In 33 seasons in Chapel Hill, Hatchell has amassed a 751-325 mark with the Tar Heels.
Beyond the sheer magnitude of wins, Hatchell’s credentials are sterling. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004, has been named national coach of the year three times and has led teams to at least 20 wins 31 times, fourth-most nationally.
While Hatchell keeps impressive company in many categories, she is also part of an exclusive club that features just one member. When UNC defeated Louisiana Tech to win the 1994 NCAA Championship, Hatchell became the first and only coach to lead teams to national championships at the AIAW, NAIA and NCAA levels. Those titles - the first two coming at Francis Marion - are the crown jewels in one of the most decorated coaching careers in women’s basketball history.
Coach Dan D'Antoni: It's NOT where you are going, it's who you RIDE with on the journey.
Dan D'Antoni, a Marshall Athletics Hall of Famer, was named the Thundering Herd men's basketball coach on April 25, 2014. A former star MU point guard, D'Antoni helped Marshall to appearances in the 1967 and 1968 National Invitation Tournaments. Reach Coach at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
D'Antoni was named head basketball coach at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 1975. In 30 years at Socastee (1975-2005), D'Antoni accumulated over 500 wins and multiple coach of the year honors, while founding the Beach Ball Classic, one of the most prestigious high school basketball tournaments in the country. That event has featured more than 75 players who have gone on to play in the NBA.
D'Antoni was the head coach of the Beach Ball Select AAU basketball team, which featured future NBA players Raymond Felton and Ramon Sessions.
In March 2016, D’Antoni was elected to the South Carolina High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
He is the father of three sons, all of whom played collegiate basketball: Matt played at Brown; Andrew attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later served 3½ years in Iraq, rising to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army; and Nick attended William & Mary, where he was captain of the basketball team. D'Antoni and his wife, Vanessa, also are parents of a daughter, Morgan.
Happy People Are the Most Successful People with Shelley Swann
Shelley currently is the Greenville Manager at Curtis Media Group before this she was the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations/SWA at East Carolina University for 5 years. She also served as the Associate Athletics Director at Northern Illinois University for 5 years. Shelley can be reached through twitter @shelleybinegar or her email email@example.com
EXCLUSIVE 3-Way Interview: Career Agility & Self-Reflection with Miller, Bilderback & Bechler
Shimmy Gray-Miller, Jamy Bechler, and Missy Bilderback discuss their careers, failures, and lessons on Two Feet in the podcast.
Shimmy Gray-Miller joined the Clemson women’s basketball staff in April of 2018 as an assistant coach. You can reach out to her on Twitter @shimmy33
With 20 years of coaching experience, Gray-Miller has spent time at all five of the Power Five conferences. During her career, she has helped her teams to nine NCAA Tournament appearances including one Sweet 16 appearance. Most recently, prior to Clemson, Gray-Miller spent a season as an assistant coach and interim head coach at Texas Tech.
Gray-Miller worked with Coach Butler at the University of Florida from 2015-2017 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She helped pull in a top 25 class in 2017 after the Gators reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2016.
After a very successful career as a college basketball coach and high school athletic director, Jamy Bechler transitioned into full-time leadership training and motivational speaking in June of 2016. He received his John Maxwell Leadership Certification in March of 2016. You can reach out to him on Twitter @CoachBechler
In addition to five eBooks, Bechler is a published author of The Leadership Playbook: Become Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader. He has been published in the Huffington Post and is a regular guest on various radio stations and podcasts.
Bechler now travels across the country speaking to groups and teams on how to reach their full potential and become people of influence. He speaks at some of the top conferences for educators, coaches and administrators. His work with teams have ranged from the NBA to the Big Ten to small colleges.
Coach Bilderback has compiled a 127-20 record in five seasons with the Lady Bobcats, including four Region 23 titles, three MACJC titles, and the school’s first four trips to the NJCAA National Tournament. Jones College finished the 2020 season at 24-4, ranked No. 10 in the final NJCAA poll and was preparing for the NJCAA Championships before the event was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please reach out to Coach Bilderback on Twitter @missybilderback
Every Day is a Good Day with Coach Stacey Palmore
Reach Coach Palmore on Twitter @coachpalmore and by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Palmore is in his second season as an assistant coach with the USC Upstate men’s basketball program.
Palmore previously coached for three seasons at Coastal Carolina under head coach Cliff Ellis. He helped the Chanticleers to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, three CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament wins in 2016 and an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational in 2017. Coastal Carolina advanced to the CBI Championship that season while Palmore was part of the program’s first, second and third postseason victories in the CIT with wins over Mercer, New Hampshire and Grand Canyon. Palmore’s arrival in Conway paid immediate dividends helping the program to its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, earning the 16th seed in the West Region and face No. 1-seeded Wisconsin.
Palmore was an assistant coach at Georgia from 2009-14. The Bulldogs compiled an 85-77 record over Palmore’s five seasons and advanced to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Palmore coached three future NBA players at Georgia, including 2013 number eight overall pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Travis Leslie and Trey Thompkins.
Prior to Georgia, Palmore spent five seasons at Virginia Tech under head coach Seth Greenberg. Palmore built a reputation at Virginia Tech as one of the ACC’s top assistant coaches, both as a recruiter and an on-court teacher. His arrival in Blacksburg coincided with Tech’s joining the ACC. During his time there, the Hokies’ program ranked fourth in the league in total ACC regular season victories with 38. He recruited and coached three players who played in the NBA in Malcolm Delaney (Atlanta Hawks), Jarrell Eddie (Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls) and Erick Green (Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz).
He joined the Virginia Tech program in the summer of 2004 after spending the previous season as an assistant coach at the College of Charleston. Before going to Charleston, he spent the 2003 season at Evansville.
Palmore also served two seasons (2001-02) as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina. During his time there, he signed Ohio native Kevin Martin, who eventually ranked second nationally in scoring in 2004 and was a first round draft pick by the Sacramento Kings.
Palmore began his coaching career at Warwick High School in Newport News, Va., where he served as an assistant coach for three years (1993-96) and head coach for his final year. He then spent one year at Lander in his hometown of Greenwood and two years at Erskine before joining the staff at Western Carolina.
A 1993 graduate of Livingstone College (N.C.), Palmore played basketball and golf at the collegiate level. As a junior and senior, he ranked in the top-10 nationally for Division II in 3-point field goal percentage and was co-captain his last two seasons.
Palmore has a son, Jaden Alexander.
Two Feet In with Kelsi Pack: Whatever You Do, You’ve Gotta Do It with ALL of Your Heart
Kelsi Pack is the Collegiate Representative for the Spartanburg County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a position she has served in since 2018. Kelsi works with the SMC women’s basketball team and was a former Division 1 athlete at Wofford College. For more information & to reach Coach Pack directly by email at email@example.com
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